25 year old former athlete and model Reginald Doucet Jr., was shot dead by the LAPD after he became violent while refusing to pay his taxi cab fare on Friday. Residents living near the 5700 block of Crescent Park West said they heard a man yelling early Friday morning and saw him running around outside completely naked at about 3:30 a.m. The Los Angeles Police Department said the man was arguing with a taxi driver who drove him to Playa Vista from a bar in Hollywood. The driver said the man did not want to pay his fare, so he took his clothes off and started jumping on top of parked cars. Police said when they arrived on scene they struggled with the suspect and one officer drew his weapon and fired, killing the man instantly. A witness said she was asleep but was awakened by the sound of someone yelling outside incoherently.
“I heard them trying to detain him and he would not comply and there was a fight, a physical fight, and then I heard two shots.”
Authorities said the two officers involved were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, one of which was a sore jaw. The unarmed victim, who was close friends with Bad Girls Club Natalie Nunn and singer/model Teyana Taylor, was shown love and “Rest In Peace” wishes from the two celebrities on Twitter.